Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 1500

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 36

Theatrical Release Date: 06/15/2001

Language: Hindi

Genre: Drama, Musical

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker

Actors: Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley, Paul Blackthorne, Suhasini Mulay, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Plot: It's late in the season and it hasn't rained yet.the people of a small Indian village in Victorian India hope to be excused from paying the crippling tax that their British rulers have imposed. The over-confident British officer in charge, then challenges them to a game of cricket, a game totally unknown to them. If they win, they get their wish; if they lose, however, the increased tax burden will destroy their lives. Bhuvan, a young village farmer, accepts the challenge and begins to build his team of villagers for the showdown. -- Movie Maniac

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Yojimbo - wrote on 07/02/2012

I'm not usually a fan of sports films, but mixed with interesting period detail, beautifully shot locations and a political spin, this works really rather well. And it deserves applause for doing the impossible and making a game of cricket interesting.

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